8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
"Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts." - Rachel Carson
Step outside your routine for just one day this fall as we disconnect from our devices, we reconnect with ourselves, nature and others.
Art & Mindfulness
Shared meals and downtime
Retreat location – Amsterdamse Bos on Vogeleiland (Bird Island).
Questions or trouble registering? Please email Kimberly so she can help.
With gentle and generative space for 24 participants.
“And when I hold a cup of tea, I look with mindfulness and I see that there is a cloud in my tea. The cloud was in the sky yesterday and today it is in my tea. And the cloud is a wonder, the tea is also a wonder and I am also a wonder. And when I drink tea, this is a marvelous moment and happiness is possible.” – Thich Nhat Hanh
Step away from your hectic schedules and demanding devices for a day to Unplug and Recharge through Yoga, Forest Therapy, Breathwork and Creative Crafting. This is a day to honor your inner landscape and to reconnect with the outter landscape of natural world.
Throughout the day we will explore how to connect more authentically with ourselves, others and the natural world. Returning home refreshed and rejuvenated, you will be equipped and empowered to continue cultivating wellbeing practices at home.
Everyone, everyone, everyone 16 years and older is welcome.
Forest Bathing, is a relational practice that brings people into deeper intimacy with natural places. And one of those natural places is our natural self; it’s a practice that holds the possibility of meeting again the kernel of who we are, and what we are born to be and how we are intended to be of service in the world. It’s also important to recognize how the practice supports every aspect of our well-being.
Marshall Roosenberg believed that it is our nature to enjoy giving and receiving from the heart. He was preoccupied with answering two questions:
What happens to disconnect us from our compassionate nature, leading us to judge others and behave violently?
What allows some people to stay connected to their compassionate nature even under trying circumstances?
He developed a specific approach to communicate with ourselves and each other in a way that allows our natural compassion to flourish and called it Nonviolent Communication.
In this workshop we will explore:
What language alienates us from our natural state of compassion
How we can communicate authentically and stay connected with others
How we can express ourselves beyond judgments, criticism, blame and demands.
In general, the goal of any breathwork therapy is to support people in achieving a greater sense of self-awareness and capacity for self-healing. It also helps people work toward overall improvement in mental, physical, and spiritual well-being. Breathwork therapists, or Breathworkers as they are sometimes called, guide participants through various therapeutic breathing techniques.
Certified Nature Therapy Guide & Founder of Wildwood Wisdom
Breath Coach in Conscious Connected Breath
Would you like to learn more about our retreat facilitators?
The Arc of the Day
|8-9 a.m.||Gentle Yoga Under the Trees|
|9-9:30 a.m.||Tea and Connections|
|9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.||Introduction to Nonviolent Communication|
|12-1 p.m.||Lunch (catered or BYO)|
|1-3:30 p.m.||Shinrin Yoko (forest bathing)|
|3:30-4 p.m.||Refreshment Break|
|5:30-6:30 p.m.||Dinner (catered or BYO)|
|6:30-8 p.m.||Creative Harvest Project|
Participants will also have a chance to sign up for BYO gatherings on Friday evening and Sunday morning.
Tea and snacks
Handmade, up-cycled journals
Supported nature solo time
Access to a 1000 hectare trail system in an urban forest
Lunch and dinner (optional)
What’s Not Included
Lodging (if you choose to come early or stay a while)
Personal writing materials (paper, pen/pencil) and backpack
Warm comfortable layers, weather proof outdoor wear, and sturdy water resistant footwear
Personal water bottle
Fold up camping chair
Unplug & Recharge in...